Open par. 183 ~ Count the sons of Levi

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 3704 to 3733 From creation | 27 to 57 B.C.E 


3:14And the LORD spoke unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying: 15Number the children of Levi by their fathers houses, by their families; every male from a month old and upward shalt thou number them.' 16And Moses numbered them according to the word of the LORD, as he was commanded. 17And these were the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari. 18And these are the names of the sons of Gershon by their families: Libni and Shimei. 19And the sons of Kohath by their families: Amram and Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel. 20And the sons of Merari by their families: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to their fathers' houses. 21Of Gershon was the family of the Libnites, and the family of the Shimeites; these are the families of the Gershonites. 22Those that were numbered of them, according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, even those that were numbered of them were seven thousand and five hundred. 23The families of the Gershonites were to pitch behind the tabernacle westward; 24the prince of the fathers' house of the Gershonites being Eliasaph the son of Lael, 25and the charge of the sons of Gershon in the tent of meeting the tabernacle, and the Tent, the covering thereof, and the screen for the door of the tent of meeting, 26and the hangings of the court, and the screen for the door of the court--which is by the tabernacle, and by the altar, round about--and the cords of it, even whatsoever pertaineth to the service thereof.                      27And of Kohath was the family of the Amramites, and the family of the Izharites, and the family of the Hebronites, and the family of the Uzzielites; these are the families of the Kohathites: 28according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, eight thousand and six hundred, keepers of the charge of the sanctuary. 29The families of the sons of Kohath were to pitch on the side of the tabernacle southward; 30the prince of the fathers' house of the families of the Kohathites being Elizaphan the son of Uzziel, 31and their charge the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary wherewith the priests minister, and the screen, and all that pertaineth to the service thereof; 32Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest being prince of the princes of the Levites, and having the oversight of them that keep the charge of the sanctuary. 33Of Merari was the family of the Mahlites, and the family of the Mushites; these are the families of Merari. 34And those that were numbered of them, according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, were six thousand and two hundred; 35the prince of the fathers' house of the families of Merari being Zuriel the son of Abihail; they were to pitch on the side of the tabernacle northward; 36the appointed charge of the sons of Merari being the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and the sockets thereof, and all the instruments thereof, and all that pertaineth to the service thereof; 37and the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords. 38And those that were to pitch before the tabernacle eastward, before the tent of meeting toward the sunrising, were Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary, even the charge for the children of Israel; and the common man that drew nigh was to be put to death. 39All that were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron numbered at the commandment of the LORD, by their families, all the males from a month old and upward, were twenty and two thousand.                      40And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Number all the first-born males of the children of Israel from a month old and upward, and take the number of their names. 41And thou shalt take the Levites for Me, even the LORD, instead of all the first-born among the children of Israel; and the cattle of the Levites instead of all the firstlings among the cattle of the children of Israel.' 42And Moses numbered, as the LORD commanded him, all the first-born among the children of Israel. 43And all the first-born males according to the number of names, from a month old and upward, of those that were numbered of them, were twenty and two thousand two hundred and threescore and thirteen.

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Number the children of Levi by their fathers

and their charge the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary

were Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary, even the charge for the children of Israel; and the common man that drew nigh was to be put to death.

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